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  • In particular, my book is called "Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man."

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  • Mark Changizi is Director of Human Cognition at 2AI, and the author of The Vision Revolution (2009) and his new book, Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man (2011).

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  • An essential question goes unaddressed in "Harnessed": Why do humans have two forms of communication, music and language?

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  • "Harnessed" maintains that language instead comes from imitating three basic "solid-object physical events," the "hits, slides and rings" of one thing coming into contact with another.

    A Sound Check For the Ages

  • Now evolutionary neurobiologist Mark Changizi enters the fray with "Harnessed," a book that aspires, as the subtitle has it, to explain "how language and music mimicked nature and transformed ape to man."

    A Sound Check For the Ages

  • Mark Changizi is Director of Human Cognition at 2AI, and the author of The Vision Revolution (2009) and his new book, Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man (2011).

    Mark Changizi, Ph.D.: Scientists and Engineers Need Different Inspiration

  • In his review of "Harnessed" by Mark Changizi, Daniel J. Levitin notes that this book on the evolution of music and speech is "a loosely organized collection of introspections, what-ifs and untested ideas" Bookshelf, Oct. 12 .

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  • In his new book, "Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man" BenBella Books, Mr. Changizi theorizes that humans channel the "sound of movement" to build forms of communication.

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  • A young reader needn't have any particular interest in Africa to enjoy the ingenious real-life hero of "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" Dial Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 32 pages , a picture book for 6- to 10-year-olds.

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  • Most of "Harnessed" is devoted to discussing the origins of the sounds we make, but that is far from the most interesting part of the story.

    A Sound Check For the Ages

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